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Schedule of Events: Plan Your Plymouth Ice Festival Weekend

See the calendar of events for this year's fest.

The Plymouth Ice Festival opens Jan. 20, and downtown Plymouth soon will be bustling with activity and, hopefully, wintry weather to usher in the elaborate sculptures.

Here is a schedule of events for the 2012 Plymouth Ice Festival. A printable version also is attached.

You can follow the Plymouth Ice Festival (@PlymouthIce) on Twitter for the latest news and updates, and don't forget to follow Plymouth Patch (@PlymouthPatch) for photos and updates from the fest!

Friday, Jan. 20

3 p.m.: area

  • Festival opens for the day
  • Food vendors open and available
  • Greenhills School Hot Spot opens
  • Street merchants and product displays open
  • Major ice sculptures being carved and completed throughout the day
  • Metro PCS Ice Throne (Times TBD)

3-5 p.m.:

  •     McDonald’s Winter Fun Zone presented by sports    

4–8 p.m.:

  • The is on site to collect clothes for the needy

6:30–8 p.m.:

  • Meet the Plymouth Whalers at sports    

7 p.m.: Don Massey Cadillac Main Stage
(at intersection of Penniman Avenue and Union Street)

  • Opening ceremonies
  • Presentations by board of directors
  • Cutting of the ice ribbon
  • Super Grover of Sesame Street Live! makes an appearance
  • The Shawn Riley Band live in concert immediately following ceremony

8 p.m.: Area

  • Lighting of the MGM Grand Detroit Fire & Ice Torch

9 p.m.:

  • Festival closes for business for the day

Saturday, Jan. 21

10 a.m.: Area

  • Festival opens for the day
  • Food vendors open and available
  • Greenhills School Hot Spot opens
  • Street merchants and product displays open
  • Major ice sculptures being carved and completed throughout the day
  • Metro PCS Ice Throne (times TBD)
  • Forest Avenue Family Area            
  • Businesses open with special sales
  • Ice carving activities along the street

10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.:

  • Meet the Plymouth Whalers’ mascot, Shooter the Whale, at sports    

10 a.m.–5 p.m.:

  • McDonald’s Winter Fun Zone presented by sports    

10 a.m.–5 p.m.:

  • The Renewal by Anderson Petting Farm (near the intersection of Forest Avenue and Ann Arbor Trail)

12-3 p.m.: Area

  • College Individual Carving Competition

12–3 p.m.: Don Massey Cadillac Main Stage

  • Radio Disney Live! On stage, presented by Michigan Education Trust    

12–3 p.m.: Greenhills School Hot Spot    

  • Home Depot “Little Builders” kit construction project

12–4 p.m.:      

  • The will collect clothes for the needy

3–4 p.m.: Kellogg Park Area

  • Judging and scoring for Genisys Credit Union College Individual Carving Competition

4:30 p.m.: Don Massey Cadillac Main Stage

  • Genisys Credit Union College Individual Carving Competition Ceremony

7–8 p.m.: Don Massey Cadillac Main Stage

  • World-Famous Genisys Credit Union Dueling Chainsaws Speed Carving Show

8 p.m.: area

  • Lighting of the MGM Grand Detroit Fire & Ice Torch in

9 p.m.:

  • Festival closes for the day

Sunday, Jan. 22

10 a.m.: area

  • Festival opens for the day
  • Food vendors open and available
  • Greenhills School Hot Spot opens
  • Street merchants and product displays open
  • Major ice sculptures being carved and completed throughout the day
  • Metro PCS Ice Throne (times TBD)
  • Forest Avenue Family Area
  • Businesses open with special sales
  • Ice carving activities along the street

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.:

  • McDonald’s Winter Fun Zone presented by sports    

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.:

  • The Renewal by Anderson Petting Farm (near the intersection of Forest Avenue and Ann Arbor Trail) 

11 a.m.-3 p.m.: area

  • Genisys Credit Union College Team Carving Competition 

12–3 p.m.: Greenhills School Hot Spot    

  • Home Depot “Little Builders” kit construction project

12–4 p.m.:

  • The will collect clothes for needy 

3–4 p.m.: area

  • Judging and scoring for Genisys Credit Union College Team Carving Competition 

4:30 p.m.: Don Massey Cadillac Main Stage

  • Genisys Credit Union College Team Carving Competition Awards Ceremony

6 p.m.:

  • Festival closes for the weekend

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